CorporateJuly 29, 2011
Charter to Launch BTN2Go, Add BTN in More Markets
ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) today announced that it will launch Big Ten Network's (BTN) BTN2Go, a live 24/7 multiplatform extension of BTN. Charter is also debuting BTN in homes and businesses in many Charter markets outside Big Ten Conference markets where BTN has previously not been available. Charter first launched BTN in Big Ten Conference states in Summer of 2008.
Charter customers who receive BTN programming as part of their video service also will soon have access to BTN2Go, enabling availability on computers, tablets and mobile phones. Charter's robust high-speed Internet service provides a superior online experience enabling consumers to enjoy streaming content, including live games, on-demand original programming and archived content from the Big Ten Conference library, and all the Internet has to offer.
"Alumni and college sports fans across the country will now be able to follow their favorite teams, and get to know them, up close and personally, as well as remember the Big Ten greats of years past," said Charter's Rich DiGeronimo, faithful Wolverine fan and University of Michigan graduate. "The way people stay connected, informed and entertained continues to evolve, and through BTN2Go from Charter, passionate Big Ten fans can follow their teams, from anywhere at any time – at no additional cost."
BTN will be available to homes and businesses on Charter's SportsView tier in markets where the service has been launched. In tandem with the start of the Big Ten football season, BTN2Go will be available through charter.net/bigten or at BTN2GO.com.
For more information about services from Charter, visit www.charter.com
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 800 events, all in HD, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. Events include football, men's and women's basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; studio shows; coaches' shows; and classic games. The network televises and streams more Olympic sporting events and women's sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation's finest universities. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. The network is available to more than 80 million homes across the United States and Canada, and currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Atlantic Broadband, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers Cable (Canada), Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information on BTN, go to www.BTN.com.
SOURCE Charter Communications